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The practice by TV/Radio media of censoring materials that are not obscene or vulgar, but failing to censor the obscene/vulgar.
Back in the 90's, when the band "Sublime" was in its prime, I remember watching a music video for "Santeria" on TV. When the song got to the following lyrics:

"Tell sanchito that if he knows what is good for him he best go run and hide. Daddy's got a new 45.
and I won't think twice to stick that barrel straight down sancho's throat.
Believe me when I say that I got somethin for his punk ass. "

The TV station edited out the word "forty-five", but NOT the phrase "punk ass". This is what I call the "Santeria Effect"
by cranioDan November 21, 2010
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